Drug War Casualties

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Some good—albeit heartwrenching—press for Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) in this week's LA Weekly. FAMM agitates for changes in unduly onerous federal drug sentences. The Weekly tells some blood-boiling stories—it's always worthwhile being reminded of the real destruction caused by the fed's criminal "war." (Full disclosure: Before she founded FAMM, its president, Julie Stewart, was my first boss in the libertarian policy world back when I first began interning at a D.C. think tank.)

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  1. Steve Treleaven gets a 20-year sentence for growing medical marijuana for his AIDS-stricken brother.

    It would be interesting to get comments from our drug-enforcement people on whether they think this is justice. Any comment, Mr. Drug Czar?

  2. Justice isn’t the point for these people. Whether or not a law was broken is.

  3. Gosh – I can’t beleive that this BS continues. It saddens me to say that I, at one time, took an oath to ‘support and defend the Constitution of the United States…’

    And the train keeps a rollin.

  4. I have a driver’s license revocation for a DUI (.09, thanks to Clinton). First offense, spotless record notwithstanding.

    The worst part isn’t the driving, I can live without and save a lot of money in the process. It’s the constant disbelief I get from everyone when I tell them, especially the employees of the Secretary Of State’s office!

    All part of America’s “War on Everything”.

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